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In the next league encounter Blewett won
from Central 9-4. The defeat was caused
mostly by errors and not hitting in the clutch.
In the next league game Soldan's rally was
cut short in the seventh inning and the Red-
wings came through again with an 8-7 vic-
tory. Kopfensteiner was the winning pitcher.
In a free-scoring league game, Central wal-
loped McKinley 10-3.
In a race for Iirst place, Beaumont defeated
Central 6-2, with Beaumont's ace hurler.
Loeser, only allowing three hits.
Next, Central visited Roosevelt and the
latter outscored Central 6-5. Tough breaks
in the late innings decided the defeat. Mc-
Roberts, Mirth and Central's ace hurler.
Kopfensteiner, were the big guns at the plate.
Central won from Cleveland 3-O in the
first shutout of the season. This game was
pitched by Talghader, who was helped out
at the plate by lVIcRoberts and Humphreys.
The next league game was a reversal of
form as the Redwings defeated McKinley by
a score of 7-2. This was a game in which
Central's hitting and pitching, combined.
proved too strong and was a disaster for Mc-
Kinley. McRoberts, Bell, Mirth, and Bris-
lane were the batting leaders in the game.
Again in a league game Central walloped
Soldan 1 l-1, with Kopfensteiner again pitch-
ing a masterful game. Murray was Central's
big gun at the plate.
The next game Beaumont won by the score
of 6-O, with Beaumont's pitcher allowing
only two hits and no runs.
In the last game of the season the Red-
wings outscored Southwest 8-6. This was
Central's eighth league victory against six
defeats. This game put Central in third place.
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The leading hitter of the regulars was Mc-
Roberts, and the best pitcher was Kopfen-
steiner, who had six victories. With a little
more support on the defense and some more
good hitting the record would have been much
Richard Woods. Manag r
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BASEBALL TEAM, 1946
lfirst Row, Don lxupfcnslcincr, ltlmer Roberts. James Brislnnc, NValrer Kopp. Eugene lVlcRoberts CCnptainl. Harlan Murray, Bill Mirlh.
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. nrvin Tnlghadcr ji-con ow' 'nync Lcmcn, Bill Skcwes, xvilllff Hoclscher, Edward Baumann, Bill Gabler, Jack Howell. Ralph
Herr, Jessi: Bell Third Row, Eugene Leeper, Mr. Kassing. Leon Heincker. Gregory Burns, Joe Hcnningsen. Dave Hall, Mr. Bradburn.
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The Central High baseball team of 1946,
under the guidance of Vernon J. Bradburn.
had a fairly successful season. Starting this
year again in the Public High School League
each school plays every school twice, making
a total of 14 games to play.
The season opened on March 26 in a non-
league affair, with the Redwings losing a close
hard-fought game to McBride, 3-2.
Another non-league experimental game was
played with U. City in which the Tigers won
9-6, I-Iousher doing a fine job of relief
The next non-league game was with South
Side Catholic and resulted in the first victory
for Central. It was an extra-inning ball game,
with Don Kopfensteiner hurling a fine game.
The hard-hitting Bill Mirth won the game
in the ninth inning by slugging out a home
The following day South Side visited Cen-
tral and the Redwings won 4-2, with Elmer
Roberts pitching and with help from Bris-
lane, lVlcRoberts, and Talghader at the plate.
The first league encounter was with South-
west and resulted in a 3-2 victory, Kopfen-
steiner doing the pitching and also driving in
two of his team's three runs.
The next league game was with Roosevelt,
in which Central pounded out 15 runs to
Cleveland visited Central for the next
league game, which Cleveland won, 6-5.
In another non-league game, East St. Louis
had an ll-8 victory over the Redwings, Jess
Bell and Elmer Roberts sharing plate honors.
A few days later the East Siders again proved
too strong for the Central nine and won the
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